Glenn W. Turner
From Kook Science
Lions Clubs International's "American of the Year" for 1972
Turner and his associates briefly claimed that he had been awarded the prestigious American of the Year Award (later renamed the Humanitarian of the Year after public furore) by the Lions Clubs International. This proved inaccurate: it was quickly determined that the autonomous local Tampa chapter of the Lions had presented the award in a ceremony, also honouring Art Linklater and a local environmentalist, while other branches and the Lions International disavowed any involvement.
- Murray, Randall (7 Jan. 1972), "Check by Morning Call Brings Disclaimer - Lions Refute Purported Plan to Honor Controversial Businessman", Morning Call (Allentown, PA): 48, https://newspapers.com/newspage/282040796
- Murray, Randall (8 Jan. 1972), "Complaints Flood Lions in Wake of Row Over Businessman Award", Morning Call (Allentown, PA): 4, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/282041504
- TBT (21 Jan. 1972), "Texas Terms Met By Turner Firms", Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, FL): 30, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/317704533/, "Dare to be Great Inc., and its parent company Glenn W. Turner Enterprises Inc., agreed to stop advertising Turner — the company's director — was selected as the Lions International 'humanitarian of the year.' Turner was given that honor by a local Tampa chapter of the Lions."